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Seeing is believing in WorldVeg bitter gourd fields

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) cucurbit team proudly displayed 400 bitter gourd breeding lines plus another 400 bitter gourd F1 hybrids and early stage products of recurrent selection during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days from 14-30 August 2017 at the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia Research and Training Station, located on the campus of Kasetsart University in Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand.

2017-09-11T00:22:31+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles, East and Southeast Asia, SEP2017|Tags: , , |

Genome-wide analysis of simple sequence repeats in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia)

After the sequencing of the cucumber (Cucumis sativus), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), and melon (Cucumis melo) genomes, bitter gourd became the fourth cucurbit species whose whole genome was sequenced. However, a comprehensive analysis of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) in bitter gourd, including a comparison with the three aforementioned cucurbit species, has not yet been published. We identified a total of 188,091 and 167,160 SSR motifs in the genomes of the bitter gourd lines ‘Dali-11’ and ‘OHB3-1,’ respectively. The SSR content, motif lengths, and classified motif types were characterized for the bitter gourd genomes and compared among all the cucurbit genomes.

2017-06-29T06:14:57+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: East and Southeast Asia, JULY2017, Recent Research|Tags: , |